Elite science panel calls on U.S. to study climate modification

February 10, 2015 10:52 PM

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Elite science panel calls on U.S. to study climate modification

The first thing to understand about geoengineering – intentional modification of the climate system to counter the effects of global warming – is that we shouldn’t even be having a conversation about geoengineering.

Just convening that conversation — which has gained a new megaphone, thanks to a report just released by an expert panel assembled by the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences — in a sense means that we’ve failed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions enough to prevent the r...

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